What we discussed in the epsisode:

PARTNERSHIP WITH CARDONE VENTURES (2:39)
  • He created a unique business model for the employees as well as the customers.
  • They created a platform for small to mid-entrepreneurs in real estate to help them get resources and expand their businesses.
  • It was a way to help his investors personally, professionally, and financially.
  • Before running a business, you need to have the systems and processes in place.
TURNING IDEAS INTO REALITY AND HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES (05:01)
  • He had to sell his company because didn’t have full control over it, and he wanted to avoid that happening again.
  • He wants to help small businesses to have resources and money that were once only available to big companies.
  • He wants to educate business owners about selling their companies. He seeks to teach them how to analyze the consequences of selling parts of their businesses.
  • Customers, as well as employees, must be shareholders.
  • When he finally sold his company for a significant amount of money, his founding customers and employees got their share.
  • He encourages owners to create value within the system and not outsource money from external entities.
LEARNING BUSINESS INSIGHTS (13:06)
  • Experience and failure are his teachers.
  • He bought 103 businesses and changed his lifestyle to accommodate his ventures.
  • He got rejected through most presentations, but he persevered despite the odds.
  • He emphasized not taking a loan for your business to grow.
  • Business owners need to be aware of the problem, and sometimes these are tactical or structural.
  • Taking the traditional route will not always work.
MAKING CONNECTIONS (17:01)
  • He messaged business owners and coaches who have social media accounts to build connections with them.
  • At first, he did not have followers. But later on, he realized he wants to share his insights and teach people how to run and grow a business.
  • He wants to share that every move in the business world is a technical move.
THE REALITY OF RUNNING A COMPANY (18:35)
  • Incremental improvement is how you move forward, not by making radical changes.
  • Prepare for failures but make improvements to avoid them.
  • Listen to those who run a business and not to those who are only interested in profit.
  • Building and managing a business does not come with instant gratification.
BUILDING A LEGACY (22:59)
  • Legacy means changing the lives of people he chose to work with.
  • He wants his legacy to be the personal, professional, and financial impact on the people who trust his work.
  • Make wide and deep connections.
  • Help business owners be successful while pursuing their passion.

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For more essential business insights, you can reach Brandon through his website, Twitter, Instagram, or his LinkedIn profile. Also, go ahead and listen to his podcast, The B Dawson Show.

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